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Dawning of a New Age? The Extent, Causes and Consequences of Ageing in Australia

dc.contributor.author Saunders, Peter en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-25T12:34:01Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-25T12:34:01Z
dc.date.issued 1996 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper provides an overview of the extent of the ageing of the population in Australia and reviews the evidence and debates that have emerged over the extent of ageing and its consequences for social policy. After a brief historical account of ageing in Australia, the methods used by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to project future population movements are described and the latest series of ABS projections are summarised. Particular attention is devoted to the debate over the impact of immigration on ageing and it is argued that the attention devoted to this contrasts with the relative neglect of several other important aspects of the issue. The paper then discusses in some depth the debate over the implications of ageing for social expenditure, drawing on recent work undertaken by the Economic Planning Advisory Commission (EPAC) and the National Commission of Audit. It is argued that the expenditure projections underlying this work are simplistic and fail to take account of the dynamic aspects of ageing and what these imply for the overall economic and social fabric of an ageing society. After providing a few illustrations of how Australian social policy has been responding to ageing, the paper finishes by providing some case study evidence which illustrates the kinds of difficulties encountered by those Australians who are trying to cope with the problems of old age. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 0733415067 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1447-8978 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1959.4/34014
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries SPRC Discussion Paper en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/au/ en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.title Dawning of a New Age? The Extent, Causes and Consequences of Ageing in Australia en_US
dc.type Working Paper en
dcterms.accessRights open access
dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
unsw.accessRights.uri https://purl.org/coar/access_right/c_abf2
unsw.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/207
unsw.publisher.place Sydney en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofworkingpapernumber 75 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Saunders, Peter, Social Policy Research Centre, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.school Social Policy Research Centre *
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